Executive Search

Talent that Truly Fits

Connecting great people to great opportunities

Our results confirm what our clients tell us… a partnership with Ratliff & Taylor equals
an efficient search with exceptional outcomes. Talent that truly fits.

Why Ratliff & Taylor?


Check out what our customers have to say.

We expect a lot from our business partners. The professionals at Ratliff & Taylor have consistently delivered exceptional results on some very challenging assignments. They have worked hard to understand our culture and partner with our internal team. I am confident in their ability to represent our Company and effectively serve as an extension of our team.

Steve Becker

Chief Human Resources Officer - Signet Jewelers

A top notch organization. Talented consultants with deep industry knowledge. With global reach in all their services, Ratliff & Taylor is positioned as a perfect one-stop shop for my talent management needs.

Mike Johnson

Vice President Human Resources - OM Group

A business partner and an HR resource. That is how I would describe the team at Ratliff and Taylor. As an HR Leader I’ve utilized their Executive Search services and Career Transition program. In each situation, Ratliff and Taylor consultants have delivered expert, professional and timely results. They always demonstrate a clear understanding of what is important to me and how to impact my business. I have worked with Ratliff and Taylor for more than 10 years. Their knowledge, service and consulting approach is the best in the business.

Patricia M. Virost

Vice President Human Resources - Famous Enterprises

Excellent fit with our company’s culture is of utmost importance to me. The executive search consultants at Ratliff & Taylor invested the time to learn how work gets done and decisions get made in our organization. Their ability to deliver top tier executives who match our culture is impressive, to say the least.

Robin Kilbride

President & CEO - Smithers-Oasis

Responsiveness is incredible…always on the minute, excellent accessibly…very effective in keeping updates and in touch; very passionate about recruiting and an excellent ambassador for our company.

Always thorough and very forthcoming; open, candid, truthful and accurate assessments in our discussions; extremely detailed (more than I have ever seen before) in candidate background overview so as to assist in getting a snapshot of the whole person; stays connected with placed individuals and constantly seeks follow-up and how to continuously improve.

Irene Pastorcic

Director of Human Resources - Mid-West Forge

Donna (senior executive recruiter) recently helped place three key positions into our organization. I worked extremely close with her on all of them and found her to be extremely responsive and understanding of our culture. She asked all of the right questions to ensure the candidates she submitted fit all of the criteria necessary for the role. Her follow up and responsiveness are unsurpassed and she seemed to work around the clock to service our account. I would highly recommend her services and will, no doubt, use her for future retained searches.

Kevin Clere

North America Talent Acquisition Manager - Bendix


The proof is in the numbers

Ratliff and Taylor gets results.
Our success metrics on leading indicators are clearly superior compared to national averages.


Current opportunities and recent successes

Recent Successes

Highlights from our list of recently completed engagements

Plant Manager

Human Resources Director – Downtown Cleveland

Marketing and Category Director, NA

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Current Searches

Open positions being filled by our team

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Retained Executive Searches by Industry

Executive Search Team

Rick Taylor


Barbara Danforth

Senior Vice President

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Leigh Mars

Vice President, Search Operations

Mark Little

Vice President, Executive Search

Karen Nichols

Senior Consultant, Executive Search

Michelle Gyure

Senior Consultant, Executive Search

Donna Carlino

Senior Consultant, Executive Search

Kathleen Sanow

Senior Consultant, Executive Search